B&V Friends Double Digest Magazine #222 [Direct Edition]
(April 2012)

Archie, 2011 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
164
Indicia frequency
10 times a year (monthly except Apr. and Oct.)
On-sale date
2012-02-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie 70th Anniversary Classic; The Archie Library
Barcode
762816468558 22211
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Digest Size U. S.
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

B&V Friends / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
Rosario "Tito" Peña (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yoga quickens my pulse and makes my blood tingle!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Peace of Mind (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ginger; Darlene; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Veronica takes yoga lessons to help with her anger issues.
Reprints
Keywords
yoga

Catch Phrase (Table of Contents: 3)

Chuck & Nancy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Bob Smith (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Chuck Clayton; Nancy; Donna; Karen
Synopsis
Nancy brags about her boyfriend during hockey practice
Keywords
baseball; football; ice hockey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Veronica Pin Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's my little red riding hood look!
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper
Reprints

Slippin' and Slidin' (Table of Contents: 5)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Archie Andrews; Ethel; Midge Klump; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Betty and Jughead are sliding on the icy sidewalk for fun.
Reprints
Keywords
ice; icy; sidewalk; slippery

The Rivalry (Table of Contents: 6)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim Decarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Smithers the butler; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica's attempts to upstage Betty on the group's ski trip inevitably backfire on her.
Reprints
Keywords
skiing

She's Got Bad Taste (Table of Contents: 7)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; Archie Andrews; Ethel; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Everything Betty tries to eat tastes terrible.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Free Spirit Fashions (Table of Contents: 9)

Veronica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Fashion page
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Josie and the Pussycats / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Bob Smith (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Josie and the Pussycats reprints.

Cover Story (Table of Contents: 11)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie; Melody; Valerie; Harold Dinglehoffer; Beatrice
Synopsis
Melody goes ice skating for the first time.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Alex / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Indexer Notes

Circle the letters to find out what Alex did.

The Swingers (Table of Contents: 13)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine; Valerie Brown; Alexander Cabot; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
Alex and Alexandra decide to video tape a Pussycats song to show potential candidates.
Reprints

Give a Girl a Break (Table of Contents: 14)

Josie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Melody Valentine
Synopsis
Josie has a solution to Melody's case of the dropsies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits printed in this digest.

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Good Skates (Table of Contents: 16)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie challenges Reggie to an ice skating race across the pond.
Reprints
Keywords
ice skating

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's supershopper, off to the stores again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica buys herself a red carpet.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Party Pooped! (Table of Contents: 18)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doiley; Chuck Clayton; Nancy Woods; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica has a party at her house but Mr. Lodge can't wait until the teenagers leave.
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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Betty's Dream Fashions (Table of Contents: 20)

Betty / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Make-Up Word Find (Table of Contents: 22)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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Indexer Notes

Find the words puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Sabrina / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Sabrina

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Sabrina reprints.

Tooth or Consequences (Table of Contents: 24)

Sabrina / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Gallagher (credited)
Pencils
Dave Manak (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Vickie Williams (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sabrina; Salem; Aunt Hilda; Tooth Fairy; Slugloaf
Synopsis
Sabrina becomes a tooth fairy for a night.
Reprints

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promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Reflect on This! (Table of Contents: 26)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Jeff Shultz (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mangle; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie scoffs at Betty and Jughead's apparent belief that Betty's compact mirror has magical abilities.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Boldman (signed)
Pencils
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you want to do today?
Genre
humor
Characters
Pop Tate; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Veronica gets Archie to give the girls a ride.

Indexer Notes

Comic strip reprint.

Keep It In the Family (Table of Contents: 28)

Veronica / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Gladys (Hermione's sister); Smithers; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Pop Tate; Moose Mason; Midge Klump; Dilton Doily; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica is embarrassed by her Aunt Gladys who is a truck driver.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two-part story.

"The Magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch" (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Ball Brawl (Table of Contents: 30)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Smithers brings Mr. Lodge a platter of snowballs to use on Archie.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Li'l Jinx / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (signed)
Inks
Jon D' Agostino (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Li'l Jinx reprints.

Quick on the Draw (Table of Contents: 32)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg; Gigi; Russ; Roz; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx dreams she's a character in a comic book.
Reprints

Think Spring (Table of Contents: 33)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Greg
Synopsis
In the middle of winter, Greg has his mind on baseball.
Reprints

Think Thank (Table of Contents: 34)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse
Synopsis
Charley gets a call thanking him for a party he never attended.
Reprints

Only Thing To Do! (Table of Contents: 35)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards (signed)
Pencils
Joe Edwards (signed)
Inks
Joe Edwards (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Li'l Jinx
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx is having one of those days, so she goes back to bed.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

No Big Deal (Table of Contents: 37)

Betty & Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Holly Golightly [as Holly G] (credited)
Pencils
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Inks
? [as Costanza] (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Alice Cooper; Nancy; Midge Klump; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Betty plans to get the upper hand with Veronica at her latest sleep-over.

Ordinary People (Table of Contents: 38)

Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Smithers; Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Veronica wants to change her ways and be an ordinary person.
Reprints

Sweet Switch (Table of Contents: 39)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Dilton Doiley; Brian Blade (Canadian figure skater)
Synopsis
Veronica switches her school paper assignment with Betty's assignment because she wants to interview Brian Blade.
Reprints
Keywords
figure skating; hockey

Indexer Notes

Jim DeCarlo is credited with inks in the original.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Big Surprise! (Table of Contents: 41)

Betty / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
John Lowe (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Midge Klump; Ethel Muggs; Nancy Woods; Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Cheryl Blossom; Ms. Beazly
Synopsis
The girls are discussing what their boyfriends could do to surprise them.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Cheryl Blossom / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Oswald (signed)
Inks
Paul Oswald (signed)
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

Illustration used as the title page for the next section featuring Cheryl Blossom reprints.

Don't Rain On My Parade! (Table of Contents: 43)

Cheryl Blossom / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited); Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Cheryl Blossom; Jason Blossom; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Birdie Birdwell; The Governor; Miss Brown
Synopsis
Cheryl and her brother Jason plan to upstage the Archies at a local parade, and think back to the last time they tried a similar plan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This appears to be two stories combined into one. Pages 5 thru 15 are titled "The Governor's Gig" and may come from a stand-alone story of that name with the rest of this story a new sequence added before and after.

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Keep 'Em Guessing (Table of Contents: 45)

Betty / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Cooper
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unscramble the code puzzle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Betty in Wonderland (Table of Contents: 47)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Parent (credited)
Pencils
Dan Parent (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Teresa Davidson (credited)

Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Hal Cooper; Alice Cooper; The Andersons; The Anderson kids
Synopsis
While babysitting for the Andersons, Betty tells the children a variation of "Alice in Wonderland", casting herself as Alice and her friends in various roles.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49) (Expand) /

Everything's Archie / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Yoga quickens my pulse and makes my blood tingle!"]
    B&V Friends
  2. 1. ["Download the Archie App for free!"]
  3. 2. Peace of Mind
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Catch Phrase
    Chuck & Nancy
  5. 4. ["It's my little red riding hood look!"]
    Veronica Pin Up
  6. 5. Slippin' and Slidin'
    Betty and Veronica
  7. 6. The Rivalry
    Betty and Veronica
  8. 7. She's Got Bad Taste
    Betty
  9. 8. ["Betty and Veronica Best Friends Forever"]
  10. 9. Free Spirit Fashions
    Veronica
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  12. 11. Cover Story
    Josie
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Alex
  14. 13. The Swingers
    Josie and the Pussycats
  15. 14. Give a Girl a Break
    Josie
  16. 15. ["Get your Archie swag!"]
  17. 16. Good Skates
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["It's supershopper, off to the stores again!"]
    Archie
  19. 18. Party Pooped!
    Veronica
  20. 19. ["Archie Marries Betty & Veronica"]
  21. 20. Betty's Dream Fashions
    Betty
  22. 21. ["Archie the Married Life"]
  23. 22. Make-Up Word Find
    Betty
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Sabrina
  25. 24. Tooth or Consequences
    Sabrina
  26. 25. ["Sabrina the Animated Series Graphic Novel"]
  27. 26. Reflect on This!
    Betty and Veronica
  28. 27. ["What do you want to do today?"]
    Archie
  29. 28. Keep It In the Family
    Veronica
  30. 29. "The Magic of Sabrina the Teenage Witch"
  31. 30. Ball Brawl
    Mr. Lodge
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Li'l Jinx
  33. 32. Quick on the Draw
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. Think Spring
    Li'l Jinx
  35. 34. Think Thank
    Li'l Jinx
  36. 35. Only Thing To Do!
    Li'l Jinx
  37. 36. ["Little Archie and the Power Pets"]
  38. 37. No Big Deal
    Betty & Veronica
  39. 38. Ordinary People
    Veronica
  40. 39. Sweet Switch
    Betty and Veronica
  41. 40. ["Archie Freshman Year"]
  42. 41. The Big Surprise!
    Betty
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
    Cheryl Blossom
  44. 43. Don't Rain On My Parade!
    Cheryl Blossom
  45. 44. ["The Best of Archie Comics"]
  46. 45. Keep 'Em Guessing
    Betty
  47. 46. ["Betty and Veronica Storybook"]
  48. 47. Betty in Wonderland
  49. 48. ["Betty and Veronica Storybook"]
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Everything's Archie
  51. 50. ["Download the Archie Comics App for free!"]
  52. 51. ["Stan Lee's Mighty 7"]
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